Infection prevention and control (IPC) Specialist

The IPC Specialist is responsible for the Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) activities and leads the development & maintenance of an IPC program in his/her project in order to strive for patient safety, caretakers and staff and to enhance the quality of care.

In collaboration with the IPC committee, he or she will participate in the definition of the IPC objectives and define, implement and monitor the IPC annual plan, based on the MSF- IPC policy.

This involves:

  • Ensuring the implementation of the standard and transmission-based precautions in your health structures in all departments in collaboration with each service activity manager using existing tools (guidelines, checklists, audit forms, trainings)
  • Providing technical supervision and guidance to the staff in all departments including sterilization, laundry and kitchen.
  • Develop multimodal strategies to improve IPC in your facility, for example: initiate system change (availability of the appropriate infrastructure and supplies); organize training; perform monitoring and give feedback.
  • Promoting a stepwise IPC improvement approach, tailored to the local context.

Prerequisites

  • IPC diploma
  • Medical or paramedical background: Nursing degree / Medical Doctor / epidemiologist /pharmacist degree / …
  • Desirable: Diploma in tropical medicine or at least 1 year of relevant working experience in a tropical context
  • Minimum 2 years of relevant working experience in IPC in hospital settings
  • Commitment to the values of the MSF charter
  • Willingness to leave on mission without your partner and/or family and to work in an unstable environment

  • Good French and English language skills

LENGTH OF MISSION

  • 3 to 12 months
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© Vivian Lee/MSF